Save our Strays in need of assistance

Rachel Baldwin rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com

October 10, 2013

BORDERLAND - After removing a large quantity of animals from the home of a hoarder, Save Our Strays (SOS), a non-profit organization that is a safe haven for unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats are pleading with the public to come to their aid.

Altogether, 40 canines and felines were removed from a home, varying greatly in age. Puppies, kittens, dogs and cats are now being cared for by the SOS Organization, and the responsibility and the cost of the upkeep has created a financial burden. The kind-hearted volunteers are now asking for individuals would can provide a temporary foster home for the pets to step forward, and are also in dire need of dog and cat food, blankets, cat litter, collars, leashes, pet toys, etc.

The organization works hand-in-hand with the Mingo County Commission to enable anyone who will grant these fur-babies a permanent home the opportunity to have the pets spayed at neutered free of charge.

If you would like more information on the animals available for adoption, would like to volunteer to temporarily be a care-giver for a pet or would like to make a donation of supplies, you are asked to contact Kathy Thompson at 304-236-2300. You may also visit SOS, which is located at Deskins Drive at Borderland, off of U.S. 119.